Students aiming to diversify their learning pathway with humanitarian WASH knowledge; Professionals from the humanitarian WASH aiming to improve their competencies for career development; Professionals from the water and sanitation sector (private, public or nongovernmental sectors) aiming to expand their expertise to the humanitarian sector.
You are required to complete Units 1 to 5 of the Building a Better Response online training (www.buildingabetterresponse.org) before the start of the course. This free training consists of 5 self-paced units covering (some of) the basic humanitarian system structures and should take between 8-10 hours to complete.
Dates, Fee, ECTS
Start: 17 January 2022
End: 20 May 2022
Duration: 18 weeks
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 16 January 2022 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 1065
VAT is not included in the course fee
- Discuss complexities in an urban humanitarian context;
- Outline the competencies and accompanying behaviours that underpin effective action in urban humanitarian context;
- Explain water and sanitation system and various options (technologies) at each component of the system, contextualised for an urban humanitarian context;
- Develop a water and sanitation response plan/project (long-term), incorporating humanitarian and developmental needs;
Participants will be able to address the complexities and adopt a water and sanitation system approach in developing a water and sanitation response plan/project (long-term) for an urban humanitarian context.
This will be achieved through:
- an overview of crisis in urban humanitarian contexts and the complexities, aided by an urban competency framework
- water and sanitation system approach, with a technical focus on infrastructure(s) ‘beyond-households’, i.e. collection/distribution networks, storage, emptying and transport, treatment etc.
- a case study to develop a holistic water and sanitation response plan/project in an urban humanitarian context aligned with developmental needs
Urban humanitarian context
- Urban humanitarian crisis and complexities – (i) Major humanitarian crises affecting urban areas and six specific types of urban crises and (ii) Four themes/complexities within urban humanitarian context
- Urban competency framework
- Good practices of response in urban humanitarian context
Water and sanitation system
- Water supply system – (i) water source; (ii) water treatment and (iii) water transport and distribution - Sanitation system (waste water) – (i) wastewater collection and (ii) wastewater treatment
- Sanitation system (Faecal Sludge) – (i) Faecal Sludge emptying and transport and (ii) Faecal Sludge treatment
- Water and sanitation stakeholders in urban humanitarian context
- Alternative energy supplies for water and sanitation in urban humanitarian context
Planning for a water and sanitation response (long-term)
- Context analysis
- Need assessment
- Sustainability approach for urban water and sanitation
- Water and sanitation response plan